Paul Sioda Dental doesn’t just specialize in traditional dental services, we are also highly qualified to meet your orthodontic needs as well. If you are a child, teen, or adult who would like their teeth a little straighter by having braces installed, our office can help you! But what are braces?
Braces work by slowly moving your teeth into a specific position or direction by applying continuous pressure over a period of time. This is achieved by using a combination of brackets and elastic bands. Brackets are the small squares that are bonded directly to the front of each tooth or are attached to orthodontic bands.
Brackets act like handles, holding the arch wires that do the work of moving the teeth. There are several types of brackets, including stainless steel and tooth-colored ceramic or plastic. These are often selected because they’re less obvious. Occasionally, brackets are cemented to the back of teeth, in order to hide them from view.